Although a standard piano has only 88 keys and 3 pedals, depending on the manufacturer and model it may have more than 200 strings made of tempered steel, with a combined pull of several tons! Fine-tuning such an instrument is not simply a matter of making sure that each key produces a certain tone. It means adjusting how the piano strings vibrate individually, and how they resonate with the strings around them. Since each key may have multiple strings, this can be a complex task, requiring a sensitive ear and a delicate touch.
Over time, a piano will naturally go out of tune. Strings stretch, wooden parts compress, and tuning pins loosen. Hard playing will change the tune of a piano, as will moving the piano from one location to another. Variations in temperature and humidity also take their toll, particularly in regions like Ontario, where we endure a wide range of weather conditions causing components to expand and contract.
Thus, we recommend that new pianos be tuned 4 times in the first year, and twice a year thereafter. You should also have your piano tuned if you’ve moved it recently. In addition to tuning, Bossenberry Piano provides repair and rebuilding services, restorations, and appraisals for sale or insurance purposes.
As a fourth generation piano tuner and technician, Brett Bossenberry has the expert skills and experience essential to maintaining your instrument in peak condition. At every appointment, he reviews and inspects your piano and advises you of any potential issues.
If you want to keep your piano sounding its best, contact him today.
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Brett and I have worked together for over 15 years with the Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival and Brett is simply the best piano tuner I have worked with. His quiet, peaceful demeanor leads him to having his “ear to the piano” with the most professional results. We have received many compliments over the years by some of the great pianist that have graced our stage. Michael Kaeshammer, Freddy Cole, Denzal Sinclaire to name a few. “Tuned to Perfection” is a high compliment from artists such as these.
— Patti Brooks, Artistic and Marketing Director, Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival
As The Registry Theatre celebrates its 10th season of jazz, we also mark the 10th year of Brett Bossenberry as our exclusive piano tuner. Piano virtuosos such as Don Thompson, Hilario Duran, and Oliver Jones have all remarked on the the precise tuning and beautiful sound of our Yamaha grand. Thank you Brett.
Lawrence McNaught, Director of Programming, The Registry Theatre
Brett has tuned the piano at our Heritage Village for several years now. As a Museum Conservator, I have a professional interest in making sure collection objects are properly maintained. Brett is always reliable, courteous and very competent as a piano tuner but I especially appreciate his musical knowledge and calm, friendly manner. I always enjoy his ‘tuning visits’. He has helped us out in tough scheduling spots when we needed the piano tuned with very short notice – he came through for us to our great relief. I highly recommend Brett. – Richard Fuller
Brett Bossenberry supplied the tuning for the baby grand piano. Brett was extremely precise in his work (as a master is). This type of work is crucial to a recording and Brett’s craft is definitely to be applauded. As a 4th generation Piano Tuner/Technician. He has been offering complete piano tuning, repairs and services for many years. Some of his past clients are John Sherwood, the Mantini Sisters, Freddie Cole and the Waterloo Jazz Festival.
— Denise Baker (Liner notes from ‘Under Exposed’ CD)